The Red Sox traded Coco Crisp to the Kansas City Royals today for reliever Ramon Ramirez.
Ramirez, a 27-year-old righty pitcher from the Dominican Republic, was 3-2 in 71 games with the Royals last year. He averaged nearly a strikeout an inning, with a 2.64 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.
He's more on Ramirez, from Baseball Reference.
Moving Coco clears nearly $6 million from the payroll, and you have to figure the Red Sox will add another bat to the outfield. Crisp batted .283 -- .315 in the second half -- with 7 home runs, 41 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 361 at-bats last season.